Jeremy Latimore to hang up boots at season’s end

Drew Darbyshire

St George Illawarra Dragons forward Jeremy Latimore will retire from professional rugby league at the end of the 2019 NRL season.

The 32-year-old prop has played 177 NRL games to date for the Dragons, Parramatta Eels, New Zealand Warriors, Penrith Panthers and Cronulla Sharks.

Latimore – who made a solitary appearance for Australia Prime Minister’s XIII in 2015 – admitted he will probably continue playing at a much lower level than the NRL next year.

He said: “I’ve been thinking about [retirement] for a couple of weeks now, and I feel now is the right time to go out for myself and my family.

“I’ve had a ball and I really love this Dragons club but unfortunately all good things have to come to an end.

“I’ll definitely be heading into mortgage broking so if anyone out there needs a loan, you know where to come!

“I’ll probably keep playing footy in the Wollongong comp too; it’ll help me get my footy fix as I haven’t lost my love for the game.”

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